Jon Kolko recently wrote an interesting essay on how to embrace design synthesis in you organisation.
Design synthesis — the process of translating data and research into knowledge — is the most critical part of the design process. Yet in our popular discussions of design and innovation, we’ve largely ignored this fundamental role.
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